Subcutaneous phycomycosis-fungal infection mimicking a soft tissue tumor

A case report and review of literature

Sundeep Payyanur Thotan, Vijay Kumar, Ashish Gupta, Ashwin Mallya, Sadashiva Rao

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Abstract

Subcutaneous phycomycosis is a rare fungal infection of the deeper layers of skin. We describe a representative case. A 10-year-old boy presented with a large swelling on the back of 3 months duration. Biopsy of the lesion confirmed the diagnosis of subcutaneous phycomycosis. There was complete resolution of the lesion after treatment with oral potassium iodide for 3 months.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberfmp049
Pages (from-to)65-66
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-06-2009

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Zygomycosis
Mycoses
Potassium Iodide
Neoplasms
Biopsy
Skin
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Thotan, Sundeep Payyanur ; Kumar, Vijay ; Gupta, Ashish ; Mallya, Ashwin ; Rao, Sadashiva. / Subcutaneous phycomycosis-fungal infection mimicking a soft tissue tumor : A case report and review of literature. In: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2009 ; Vol. 56, No. 1. pp. 65-66.
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